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Siding Spring Observatory
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Owner description: Opening Hours; Monday to Saturday 10:00AM to 4:00PM Sunday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Really awesome place to visit obviously if you're into astronomy and space. I love space so loved every minute of it. Next time I would like to actually have a guided tour so you get a better understanding of everything. Also LOVED the signs all over the district with the planets and little facts and a scale of how big the planet actually is. Also situated in the heart of the Warrumbungles National Park so it was really picturesque. It can get quite cold up there so sometimes a jumper is essential.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great display, dissappointed that we couldn't go up into the room and the catwalks around the telescope.

Thank Darren O
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited the Siding Spring Observatory as part of the open day weekend in October 2012. We took a picnic lunch and spent best part of the day exploring the site with the assistance of the mini bus. The visitor centre, while a little dated, still had a number of fun and interactive displays. The talks run by students and staff of ANU were also great. This is my second year visiting the observatory and would definately go again.

1  Thank schnitzel_24
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wow were we impressed with their layout and technology! Unfortunately the sky didn't cooperate so we didn't get to see anything but the tour was excellent!

1  Thank flyin4fun
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a working observatory in the southern hemisphere - it is awesome! I recommend contacting them in advance for a guided tour for a bit of an insiders tour. I will always rate observatories 5 stars so don't ask me to be unbiased..

Thank eclipse_chasers
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